News from June 9, 2013

June 13, 2013

Trooper who shot West Paris man also involved in 2008 shooting

The state trooper who shot a West Paris man Saturday evening was involved in another shooting five years ago, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police.

June 13, 2013

Couple's nationwide tour of capitols ends in Augusta on 65th anniversary

How would you celebrate your 65th wedding anniversary? A Texas couple traveled to Augusta to watch the Maine Legislature at work. Really.

June 13, 2013

Lindbergh medallion, missing 30 years, returned to Old Orchard Beach monument

A medallion that disappeared from an Old Orchard Beach aviation monument more than 30 years ago was returned to its proper place last month.

June 13, 2013

Mainers nonplussed by NSA wiretapping revelations

A National Security Agency program that collects the phone records of milions of Americans is none too popular on the streets of Portland.

June 13, 2013

Report: NSA contract worker is surveillance source

A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

June 13, 2013

Big plans driving new life into former Levine's building in Waterville Video clip included

New life is being breathed into the former Levine's building in downtown Waterville, as apartments on the upper floors are being renovated and retail and commercial tenants sought for the main floor.

June 13, 2013

Fate of burned-out Waterville building remains unclear

Owner John Weeks could not say Friday whether his burned-out building at 18 Main St. is repairable or will be razed.

June 13, 2013

Maine developing plan to manage rockweed harvest

Work is now underway to develop a statewide plan to manage rockweed, which is processed in Maine into fertilizer, animal feed supplements, food and other products with an estimated value of $20 million a year

June 13, 2013

Backyard coops provide urban respite, generate cackling at city halls

Backyard chicken farming arrived in Maine cities about five years ago, when communities from South Portland to Bangor debated whether to allow the practice in urban settings.